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  Australia  |  Canada  |  New Zealand  |  South Africa  |  UK/Europe  |  United States

Note: the people listed here are the ‘public face’ of Creation Ministries International . Many others work ‘behind the scenes’ (including in some very senior roles), in both a volunteer and paid capacity, to enable us to carry out our ministry objectives. Clicking on the pictures below will take you to the (short) speaker biographies. To see the (long)  creation scientist  biographies, please visit that page via the ‘Info.’ menu or click on the longer biography button on the short bio page of interest.

AUSTRALIA OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

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Ross Peeters

B. Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons.)

  • CEO
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Dr Don Batten

Ph.D. in plant science

  • Senior Scientist
  • Speaker
  • Writer/Editor
Tas Walker

Dr Tas Walker

Ph.D in Engineering, honours degree in Geology

  • Senior Staff Geologist
  • Speaker
  • Writer/Editor
  • Geological fieldwork
Pierre Jerstrom pic

Dr Pierre Jerlström

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology

  • Staff Scientist
  • Chief Editor, Journal of Creation
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Russell Grigg

M.Sc. in chemistry
Former senior editor of a major publishing house

  • Writer/Editor
Mark Harwood

Dr Mark Harwood

Ph.D. in science/engineering (satellite specialist)

  • Scientist
  • Speaker
  • Writer
Rod Walsh

Rod Walsh
( Ark Van )

Noah’s Ark specialist and model builder

  • Speaker featuring the Ark Van
Dr John Anderson

Dr John Anderson  

M.B., B.S.; Licentiate in Theology (ThL); General Practitioner

  • Speaker
Dr Ron Neller

Dr Ron Neller

Ph.D. (fluvial geomorphology)

  • Speaker and Writer
Mark Emerson

Mark Emerson

Highly experienced in IT project management. Former cryptographer in the RAAF.

  • Speaker
Scot Devlin

Scot Devlin

B.Sc.Geo., Ind. (Hons 1)

  • Speaker
Steve Muller

Steve Müller

B.A., B.Ed.

  • Speaker

CANADA OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

Richard Fangrad

Richard Fangrad  

Diploma in electronics, worked in missile development and testing.

  • CEO
  • Speaker
  • Writer
  • TV show production
Matt Bondy

Matt Bondy  

Hon. B.Math. (Computer Science), B.Ed. (Secondary) Founded and operated a successful e-commerce software company for over 20 years.

  • COO
  • IT
  • Speaker
Jim Mason

Dr Jim Mason

Ph.D. (experimental Nuclear Physics), extensive involvement in the development of complex electronic systems.

  • Speaker
  • Writer
Gus Olsthoorn

Gus Olsthoorn

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

  • Speaker
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Thomas Bailey

B.A. in Drama, a B.Ed. and a Diploma in Ministry

  • Speaker
  • Event Planning
Clarence Janzen

Clarence Janzen

B.Sc. (Biology), B.Ed. (Secondary), Jour Elecn (Journeyman Electrician Telecommunications)

  • Speaker
Tom Tripp

Tom Tripp

B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics, M.A. in Biblical Creation Apologetics

  • Speaker
Jim Hughes

Jim Hughes

B.A., (cum laude) Harvard University; M.A., University of British Columbia, and Ottawa Theological Hall

  • Speaker

  NEW ZEALAND OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

Mark James pic

Andrew Mulcahy

Bachelor of Arts (Bible & Theology) and Master of Philosophy (Intercultural Studies)

  • CEO
Mark James pic

Mark James

B.Sc. (Hons) (Organic Chemistry)

  • Speaker
  • Events Manager
Michael Cook

Michael Cook

Advanced Trade Certificate in Radio and Associated Electronics

  • Speaker
Mike Collins

Mike Collins

Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Private Pilot’s licence

  • Speaker
Shaun Doyle

Shaun Doyle

B. Environmental Science (Hons 1), Grad. Dip. Natural Resource Studies

  • Writer/Editor

  SOUTH AFRICA OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

Robert Zins

Robert Zins

B.Sc.
Experience as a missionary in central Africa for more than ten years.

  • CEO

Pieter le Roux

M.Sc. in zoology

  • Speaker
  • Ministry Coordination

  UK/EUROPE OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

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Philip Bell

B.Sc.(Hons) zoology

  • CEO
  • Speaker
  • Writer
Thomas Fretwell

Thomas Fretwell

M.A. in Theology

  • Speaker
  • Writer
Gavin Cox

Gavin Cox

M.A. in Biblical Studies, M.A. in Egyptology

  • Speaker
  • Writer
Lucien Tuinstra

Lucien Tuinstra

B.Sc. in Applied Physics
M.C.Ed. in Biblical Education & Apologetics

  • Speaker
  • Writer
Andrew Sibley

Andrew Sibley

M.Sc. in Environmental Decision Making, M.Phil. in Theology

  • Speaker
  • Writer

  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OFFICE

Scientists/speakers

Name

Main qualification

Roles

Gary Bates

Gary Bates

Extensive background in corporate management and marketing.

  • CEO
  • Speaker, Writer
  • Researching
Erin Hughes

Erin Hughes

Extensive background in event management, logistics and independent business management.

  • COO
  • Writer
  • Events Management
Jonathan Sarfati

Dr Jonathan Sarfati

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry

  • Senior Scientist
  • Speaker
  • Writer/Editor
Rob Carter pic

  Dr Robert Carter  

Ph.D. in Marine Biology.

  • Staff scientist
  • Speaker
  • Writer
  • Researcher
Scott Gillis

  Scott Gillis  

Corporate Project Management
B.A. in Religious Studies

  • Speaker
Keaton Halley

  Keaton Halley  

M.A. in Christian Apologetics

  • Speaker
  • Writer
  • Graphic Artist
Joel Tay

  Joel Tay  

Th.M, M.Div, B.Sc., Dip Biotech

  • Speaker
  • Writer
  • Research
Dr Jeff Benjamin

Dr Jeff Benjamin

Ph.D., Forestry

  • Speaker